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Joe Federici (need2boat) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North East
About Me Avid kayaking, and when not in the water enjoys walking the earth. Always looking for a faster, lighter, and better way of doing things plus making my own gear.
CityJersey City
StateNew Jersey
CountryUSA

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left over Reflectix cheap
I needed to buy some Reflectix for use in my gear and have quite a bit left over. The roll size is 24”X25’ and I’ve got better then ½ left. If anyone is looking for some please send me a...

In Gear Swap » left over Reflectix cheap
July 16, 12:22pm

rockwood/shelby
You could also try a patterns by shelby designs http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/default.php Look at the Andji Jacket pattern. They also sell fabric but you could buy that in the US for cheaper. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof breathable?
July 13, 9:55am

take a look at Juki
I'd also take a look at a Juki. They have some machines starting around 199.00 that are very nice. Juki isn't a really big name in the US but they make machines for many of the bigger n...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which sewing machine?
July 11, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Which sewing machine?
I love my Bernina but your not going to find a good used one for what a k-mart singer will cost. I would buy a chep unit and upgrade if your get into it. I really like a adjustable presser foo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Which sewing machine?
July 11, 10:19am

over cooked rice
At least for me, cooking rice just nice is way harder then pasta and I think that's most likely my down fall. One think I've learn with dehydrating is you really need to start with the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 7:45pm

Re: Pad Thai
I'll take a look around in the markets here in NYC. We have so many Asian markets that I'm sure I can find it somewhere. thanks for tip. Joe F.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Dehydrating rice problems
I'll give it a try breaking it up as I go, thanks. I've gotten in the habit of using my dehydrator on a timer so I can leave it running while at work. With things like fruits, veggies I&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 12:51pm

Re: Re: Dehydrating rice problems
Sarah- First off let me say I love the book. I’ve got the first addition and after recommending it to a friend (who also loves it) noticed you have a new addition or new cover? Either way I’...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 11:57am

Dehydrating rice problems
I recently tried dehydrating rice I had cooked myself because I wanted to use a better brand then uncle bens but I’m not getting good results when rehydrating it. The results tend to either be mu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating rice problems
July 10, 9:23am

Re: source for patterns
I've used the directions on the thur-hiker webiste to make a hood. He's got pictures of the pattern but I don't think a PDF or anything to down load. Check the site under the workshop ...

In Make Your Own Gear » source for patterns
July 03, 2:32pm

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